Your experience and skills in a particular area of expertise are unique as well as valuable, and you can take advantage and share your knowledge with other people. And which is the best way to do that? Creating a course, not only any course, but an online one is the best.
Nowadays, everyone has internet access on their phones. That is unproven fact, but you’ll find people of different ages browsing online. The social media such as Facebook has over I billion users. I repeat! I billion and not 1 Million. Imagine that number, and see how an online course can have a massive exposure to many people.
So, create and sell a course to share your knowledge. Sit back, relax and wait to be rewarded for it. Get started!
Here is how to create and sell a course.
Choose A Course Topic
The First step in creating a course is to determine what you want to teach and the topic to choose. It can either be a skill or something you’re best at. Always select a topic that you can comfortably explain, and you can quickly answer any questions posed. Do enough market research online and create a topic that will interest everyone. In other words, a course people will buy.
Outline for Content
I bet by now you have done enough research and you’re aware of the content and who to sell to. What will you put in the course? It should be the first question when determining the outline of your course.
Styling/Methods to Deliver the Content
Don’t rush into writing the content, without knowing well the style or the method you wish to use to deliver the course. Here, you need to pinpoint the format that works best for you and your audience at large when providing the lessons. It can include written-only copies, audio or video tutorials, worksheets, infographics, checklists, and other ways that can deliver the information.
Write The Content/Lessons
Start creating your lessons, which can be time-consuming since you don’t require glitches or errors in the content. You can either choose to use a specific theme color for a particular lesson or create a logo for the same. Set some time for proofreading all the contents.
How to Deliver
Decide on how you want to deliver the content and the platform to use to sell your course. Some platforms are not free, and you’ll have to incur some fees for the course to be featured. Check some platforms on google such as Udemy, SkillShare, Ruzuku, Teachable, etc. You can deliver your course through YouTube, Wistia, Soundcloud, and many more.
Upload and Start Marketing Your Course
I bet you have chosen the platform to deliver your course. Upload the course, and if possible, you can customize it to look classy and unique. Start your marketing, which involves setting the price for the course, target audience, social media, PPC advertising, and have an overall marketing plan.
Be checking your content once in a while to make sure it’s relevant and current to avoid bad reviews for your course. Also, repair any broken links to the resources. If you get additional content for the same class, make sure to add it so that it’s up-to-date.
From this article, you’ll learn how to create and sell a course. And if you have the skills and time, follow the steps and create a course and start selling to make an extra buck. Happy creating!